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Charla Huber: Dental coverage plan will change lives

Charla Huber: Dental coverage plan will change lives

"I am lucky that my teeth grew straight, I never needed my wisdom teeth removed, and I got my first cavity at 27. I know that not all kids who don’t see the dentist have that privilege."
DFO expands protection measures for southern resident killer whales

DFO expands protection measures for southern resident killer whales

Days after the Canadian government expanded protection measures for southern resident killer whales, unverified reports of a new baby orca swept social media. What does it all mean for the endangered species?
Monique Keiran: 'Crazy, raging crab' gets its claws into Island

Monique Keiran: 'Crazy, raging crab' gets its claws into Island

Carcinus maenas (“crazy, raging crab”) is considered one of the world’s worst invasive species
Stolen painting represented in internment exhibit

Stolen painting represented in internment exhibit

Our Community: Kids' art a window into Ukraine

Our Community: Kids' art a window into Ukraine

Plus: literacy program, Ladysmith's maritime heritage, sports and recreation expo, plant and bake sale at Gorge Park
Charla Huber: I thought I was having a heart attack, it turned out to be a panic attack

Charla Huber: I thought I was having a heart attack, it turned out to be a panic attack

What it's like to experience a panic attack
Geoff Johnson: Improved adult literacy can help tackle homelessness

Geoff Johnson: Improved adult literacy can help tackle homelessness

Lawrie McFarlane: Bureaucratese just clouds the issue

Lawrie McFarlane: Bureaucratese just clouds the issue

What "enhanced rendition" really means
Heat dome primed B.C. coastlines to resemble subtropical East Asia, says researcher

Heat dome primed B.C. coastlines to resemble subtropical East Asia, says researcher

The 2021 heat dome rose temperatures above 50 C along shorelines, baking to death at least one billion sea creatures. That estimate could be 10 times higher, says one scientist, in a die-off that could change what creatures dominate into the future.
Albatross came back to Vancouver Island to feed over hundreds of generations: study

Albatross came back to Vancouver Island to feed over hundreds of generations: study

The short-tailed albatross were creatures of habit, according to a new study that found they returned to Vancouver Island to feed for generations over a 4,200-year period before being driven to the precipice of extinction